This Sunday (May 4) at St. John’s

When he was at the table with them, he took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them. Then their eyes were opened, and they recognized him; and he vanished from their sight. Luke 24:31

I will not be with you this Sunday, because on Saturday, my grandson, Logan, will be receiving his First Holy Communion.  Of course I have some gifts for him.  One is a card created by French Benedictine nuns at their Abbey at Abu Ghosh, Israel, a possible site for Emmaus.  It depicts this scene from Luke.

In this Gospel from Luke, we learn of some disciples walking along the road on the day of Jesus’ Resurrection.  Jesus comes alongside them, but they do not recognize him.  In the course I attended, our professor suggested that it is because the resurrected body looks different.  It is only when Jesus breaks the bread, blesses it and gives it to them that they recognize him.

We know the resurrected Jesus is always present to us and in those services of Eucharist…the breaking of the bread and the wine, we experience Jesus’ presence in a special way.

This Sunday, there will be Morning Prayer.  May you feel the presence of Jesus and may Jesus be made known to you.  I look forward to returning to you on May 11, and sharing the Eucharist together.

Blessings as you finish your week!

Love, Rebecca+

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Rebecca’s Schedule: This Sunday, I will be in Pennsylvania.  Next week, I will be participating in the Bishop’s Days in the Mountains.  You can reach me by calling 859 -429-1659 or

Adult Forum: Our series on Resurrection Living continues.  Our next session on May 4th will focus on John 20:27, Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here and see my hands.  Reach out your hand and put it in my side.  Do not doubt but believe.” Our session on May 11th will focus on John 21:12, Jesus said to them, “Come and have breakfast.”

ECW 2014 Women’s Weekend: May 16-18 (with optional retreat day May 15-16).  Join women from all over the Diocese at the Cathedral Domain for a special weekend.  Registrations due by May 5.  See Rebecca for registration forms or go online at

We’re buying goats!  The Lazarus at the Gates Adult Forum study has prompted us to purchase goats through Episcopal Relief and Development for families in the Philippines.  Goats provide milk, cheese, and manure for farming.  Donations towards the $80 purchase of each goat can be made through the goat bank in the parish hall or in the offering plate clearly marked ERD goat project.

United Thank Offering (UTO): is a ministry of the Episcopal Church for the mission of the whole church. Our ingathering of your UTO offerings will be Sunday, May 11.  Remember to bring your offering that day AND to pick up another box for the fall ingathering.

Wedding Shower:  A wedding showerand lunch for Amber Pearce and Billy Hibbitts is planned for Sunday, May 11, after the service.  Please join the festivities after church!  All are welcome.

Monthly Pot Luck: Our pot luck is moved this month to May 11 for the wedding shower for Amber Pearce and Billy Hibbitts.  Bring your favorite food to share and join in the celebration!

Baby Shower and reception for Maura Love, Sunday, May 18, after the service.  Plan to join in the fun!  All are welcome.

Serving Our Neighbors – See baskets in the parlor.

  • Everlasting Arms, Corbin’s shelter for people who are homeless, is in need of men’s and women’s razors, gloves, deodorant and socks.
  • The Food Pantry at Corbin Presbyterian Church is always in need of nonperishable food items.  Vegetables are especially appreciated.
  • KCEOC’s Women’s Emergency Shelter is in need of donated baby items, including baby clothing (sizes 6/9 months), diapers, wipes, bottles, etc.  Donations can be dropped off at KCEOC Community Action Partnership main office at Gray, KY.

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